The best football clubs today are a group of elite European and South American teams, which have been recognized as the best in the world over time. The powerhouses of this list are Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, and Paris Saint-Germain. Each has different strengths that make them unique from one another.
Paris Saint-Germain is a French professional football club based in Paris, France. It is the most successful club in French football history having won 7 national titles, 6 Coupe de France titles, 5 Coupe de la Ligue titles, and 10 Trophée des Champions titles. The club was formed in 1970 by the merger of Paris FC and Stade Saint-Germain. PSG has traditionally worn red and blue kits since its inception (PSG’s home kit being all-red).
Manchester United is a football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. The club competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. Manchester United is one of the most successful clubs in English football history. Its honors include 19 league titles, a record 11 FA Cups, and four League Cups. In 1998–99, the club became the first in the history of English football to achieve the continental European treble (League title by winning 4–0 over Arsenal at Wembley Stadium; FA Cup by beating Newcastle United 2–0 at Wembley Stadium; UEFA Champions League or European Champions’ Cup). The 1958 Munich air disaster claimed eight victims including Matt Busby’s son Sandy who was coming back from his honeymoon with wife Raynette Coady when he was killed alongside two other players Tommy Taylor and Billy Whelan after boarding an aircraft designed for 15 passengers – but actually carried almost twice as many due to a lack of time for preparations due to delays caused by bad weather conditions experienced during its journey from Belgrade where it had been playing a friendly match against Red Star Belgrade on February 6th, 1958 before heading home after losing 3-1.
The club was founded in 1899 and since then, has won 29 La Liga titles, five UEFA Champions League titles, 27 Copa del Rey titles, 4 FIFA Club World Cups, and 6 Supercopa de Espana trophies. The most successful era for Barcelona was from 2005 to 2014 when they won eight consecutive La Liga titles under Pep Guardiola’s management. Under his leadership, Barcelona became popularly known as “tiki-taka” because of their style of play which consisted of high passing accuracy with short passes forward rather than long balls upfront like other teams did at that time. This style magnified their success even more so when it allowed them to win 14 out of 19 games against Real Madrid during this period while scoring an average of 2 goals per game against them!